The Golden Sufi Center

Articles and Interviews

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee  •  Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee  •  Irina Tweedie

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Neither of the East nor of the West:
The Journey of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddiyya from India to America



NEW: The Ancient Path of the Mystic: An Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Published in OM Times, June 2019


Breadcrumbs in the Snow:
A Collection of Articles by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Published in Huffington Post, 2010-2017




Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, the Soul Worker: Excerpt from Interview with Elizabeth Marglin
Published in Spirituality & Health, February 2018




A Lover's Journey: A Story of the Sacred Feminine




Love: Life's Greatest Gift
Published in Common Ground, February 2017




The Magic of Creation: The Sufi's Way
Published in Sutra Journal, February 2016




COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Parabola, November, 2015




Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee with Hilary Hart
Published by Parabola, Fall 2015, this is an excerpt from Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee's forthcoming book, For Love of the Real: A Story of Life's Mystical Secret.




How the Light Gets In: An Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee by Pat MacEnulty
Published December, 2014




Adab—Sufi Etiquette in the Outer and Inner Worlds
Published in Sufi: Journal of Mystical Philosophy and Pratice, December 2013




The Call of the Earth
An excerpt from Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, published in Parabola Magazine, August 2013




Where the Two Seas Meet: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic
Excerpt from final chapter of the book Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic. Published in Parabola Magazine, Spring 2012. Also published online at, October 2011




Love Is Fire and I Am Wood:
Laylâ and Majnûn as a Sufi Allegory of Mystical Love

Published in Sufi: Journal of Mystical Philosophy and Pratice, 2011




Praying for the Earth
Published online at, August 2011




Spiritual Maturity and Service
Published online at Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, October 2010




The Dhikr as an Archetype of Transformation
Adapted from The Bond with the Beloved. Published online at The Sound Journal, August 2010




Meditation: Transcript of Talk
and Transcript of Question and Answers

Transcript of recording from event December 2009 in Tiburon, California




Spiritual Ecology
Published online at Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, August 2009




Sufi Dreamwork
Published online by Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, October 2008




The Gift of Peace
Published in Sufism Journal, Spring & Summer 2007




The Sufi Meditation of the Heart
This article was published in the book The Experience of Meditation, ed. by Jonathan Shear (2006).




Divine Intoxication and Rumi
First published in Ascent Magazine, Winter 2006




Anima Mundi: Awakening the Soul of the World
Published in Sufi Journal, Issue 67, Autumn 2005




The Web of Light
Published by Light of Consciousness Journal Spring and Summer, 2003




Uniting the Inner and the Outer:
Spiritual Responsibility at a Time of Global Crisis

Winter, 2002, published online by Caduceus Magazine and Sounds True December Online Newsletter




The Relationship with the Teacher
Published in Sufi Journal, Spring 2001




Love and Longing: The Feminine Mysteries of Love
Published in Personal Transformation, Summer 1999




The Grace of the Guru: Keeper of the Gates of Grace
Published in Light of Consciousness Journal, Fall 1998




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by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee




Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Interview with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee: "Young People Want Real World Solutions, Not Just Spiritual Ideas"
Published in Generation Y, Spirituality and Social Change,
edited by Justine Huxley, March, 2019




Irina Tweedie

Transcript of Interview with Irina Tweedie, "The Sufi Path of Love"
Transcript the Thinking Allowed video interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.




Transcript of an early talk given by Irina Tweedie
Transcript of a recording from an early talk given in England, shortly after her time in India. You can also listen to this talk online: Listen, Part 1 | Listen, Part 2




Both Feet Firmly on the Ground: Reflections by Irina Tweedie
an Interview from The Laughing Man, 1987




Spiritual Sufi Training is a Process of Individuation Leading into the Infinite
This paper was presented to the VIII International Conference of the International Transpersonal Association at Davos, Switzerland, Sept 1st, 1983.




Daughter of Fire: an Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in Yoga and Life, 1990.




Yoga of the Heart: an Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in Yoga Journal, 1986




Suffering and Self-Realization: An Interview with Irina Tweedie
Published in The Spiral Path




Chasm of Fire: The Laughing Man Interviews Irina Tweedie
an Interview from The Laughing Man, around 1985-87